Beautiful Countryside and Rich Coastal Scenery, Essex England
If possible, a trip to Essex should be scheduled around the renowned Dunmow Flitch Trials, a ceremonial test of married couple’s devotion to one another. The century old tradition involves 6 freshly wedded couples attempting to convince a jury they have never wished themselves un-wed for approximately 366 days. The ceremony concludes with a large parade in traditional British fashion and the spectacle attracts visitors from across England.
The bucolic Essex county also offers a host of art displays and local theatre performances. The Summer of Art, a local festival, involves a county wide showcase of artistic ability across the County. Paintings, photography, ceramics, textiles, and sculptures are all featured at traditional and modern venues.
An extensive set of accommodations in Essex is available for a visitor to choose from. The most homely, British option is to simply rent a guesthouse. Several houses built during the 16th century are still available for rent, and the antiquated homes provide the perfect living accommodations. For a more traditional travelling experience, Essex offers a wide range of inns and hotels.
Notable hotels include the Manor Hotel, Channels Lodge, and the Riverside Inn which all carry lots of British culture, foods, and excitement along with them. Finding country hotels in Essex is not difficult, and great bargains on historical hotels and guesthouses are easily found.
Essex’s unique blend of gorgeous architecture, picturesque countryside, and enthralling historical museums, art galleries, and lodging makes it the ideal destination for any traveller looking for an idyllic, bucolic getaway.